Free Blogging Platforms Blogger Word press Comparison and Which is better

If you are interested in blogging or looking for more traffic for your blog then choosing right platform for your blog is more important then only your blog will become more popular.So many blogging platforms are available but Blogger blogwordpressand wordpress are most popular.Here we will see what is the difference between in these two platforms.Few days before i was using blogger as my blogging platform but now i migrated to wordpress(self hosted).I already written a post about Why Bloggers are moving from blogger to wordpres

blogger vs wordpress

1. Design

Compare to blogger, WordPress blogging platform has lot of templates.
So many websites like smashingmagazine, eblogtemplates offering best wordpress themes or templates. And editing blog templates also easy in wordpress because wordpress themes ahs separate files each features like header,footer,post but in blogger single file all the stuffs. due to drag and drop feature in blogger platform changing templates design is easy compare to wordpress.

2. Widgets

You can see lot of widgets for WordPress blogging platform because some important widgets are more important for blog it helps you to attract visitors.Handling widgets in blogger platform is easy compare to wordpress.

3. Sitemap and Robots.txt file

In Blogger BlogSpot or custom domain we don t want to generate sitemap or robots.txt file for blog it will be automatically generated by blogger and we don t have a control for sitemap.xml and robots.txt but in WordPress platform we need to generate these two files and put it in self hosted URL root directory. We can generate sitemap using most popular WordPress plug-in Google-sitemap-generator.

4. SEO (Search engine optimization)

Most of the blogs are getting 75-80% blog traffic from search engine. Hence SEO is very important for blog to get more traffic. You want to make blog as seo friendly then only you will get more traffic from search engine. Below things are more important for seo.

1. Blog and Post title optimization

2. Meta tags

3. H1 tags.

In blogger we want to do all above things by modifying themes (we need to add) Check here how to do SEO techniques for blogger but in wordpress we have most popular Plugins like All-in-one-seo-pack , Seo-title-tag.

5. Permalinks (Post title Structure)

Permalinks (Post title Structure) are most important for blog to get more traffic from search engine. In blogger post title length it is restricted to max 40 chars.

For example
In below post title

http://www.techpages.org/2010/02/how-to-allocate-memory-for-structure-pointer-using-new-operator-in-c.html

After publishing your post you may get link like below

http://www.techpages.org/2010/02/how-to-allocate-memory-for-structure-pointer-

So you lose important keywords like €œnew operator €, €œC €. But we have solution for this problem. Yes we need to put important keywords in starting.

In wordpress we have few options for permalinks structure so we don t face this kind of problems.

permalinks

6. Blog Post Update Notification Service

Ping-O-Matic is a service to update different search engines that your blog has updated. In blogger we need to do manually once your blog has updated but this service is inbuilt in wordpress so it will ping automatically.

7. Spam Control.

In blogger it is difficult to control spam comments but in wordpress we have popular spam comment control Plugins like Akismet.

8. Plugins.

Word press has plenty of most useful Plugins like google xml sitemap, all in one seo pack, YARPP related Posts plug-in, WP Greet box, Robots Meta, Share and follow, Permalinks Migration but in blogger we need to write code this.

9. Blog Backup Services.

Taking Backup for every post is important because by mistake if you violate the blogging rule google may wipe you blog even it is custom domain also. Blog backup services are available for both platform .For wordpress we have Automatic WordPress Backup.

10. Support

WordPress has best support team compare to blogger problem so if any problem comes we can resolve it.

Conclusion:
If Content is good you don’t want to worry about blogging platform and one more thing you like to earn money from blog then you go for wordpress platform otherwise you choose blogger as blogging platform even you don’t want more coding knowledge in CSS,PHP,Mysql(and also you should ready to do above steps manually without plugins) but for wordpress platform you should have some knowledge in these technologies.
If you are ready to spend some money go for wordpress otherwise go for blogger.

About mohan

This is Mohan Jayapalan author of TechPages Blog.I am a part time blogger and Currently working for private Software Concern.

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